Albert Dekker papers 1917-1968


Albert Dekker papers 1917-1968

The collection contains biographical materials; newspaper clippings; correspondence; theater playbills and programs; photographs and film stills; a scrapbook; miscellaneous materials; and materials relating to the political activities of this actor and California legislator.

cubic ft. (1 document box, 1 F17 oversize box)


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California. Legislature. Assembly (corporateBody)

Mulford, Clarence Edward, 1883-1956 (person)

Author. From the description of Papers of Clarence Edward Mulford, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79455676 ...

Ecke, Albert D. (person)

Dekker, Ester Guerini. (person)

Dekker, Albert (person)

Albert Dekker (1905-1968) was born Albert Thomas Ecke. He was an actor in theater from 1932-1937 before becoming a character actor in motion pictures. From 1944-1946 he was a legislator for California’s 57th district, which comprised the Hollywood area. Dekker was charged with being a member of the communist party in the early 1950s and questioned by the Fact Finding Committee on Un-American Activities in California. After clearing his name of communist activities, Dekker returned to acting. He ...